ARG vs SER Dream11 : Unbeaten Argentina take on Serbia in a gigantic clash as the quarter-finals of the world cup get underway
With a hectic, congested and equally rigorous set of fixtures in the group stage matches beyond us, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 shifts to its business end starting Tuesday. The much awaited and highly anticipated quarter-finals are finally upon us with Argentina and Serbia getting ready to partake in the first one today.
The imminent clash promises to be an enticing one not just due to the revered prize it offers with a spot in the semi-final at stake but also owing to the identity of the two sides. Out of the 8 remaining sides in contention for the prestigious title, these two are amongst some of the best teams, having made it to the imminent clash without any real worries.
Far Argentina especially, it’s been a smooth ride to this stage of the marquee tournamnet. The side remained unbeaten across round 1 and 2, winning all five of their encounters till date with the most recent being an easy 91-65 win over Poland. It was a result which saw the side test some of their lesser played players with all of them rising to the mantle and comforting the side with knowledge that they have a strong squad making an advent into quarter-finals.
Elsewhere, Serbia have been impressive as well, with four wins from five matches. The side culminated their second round with a trouncing of Puerto Rico, a sublime and flamboyant 90-47 decimation which saw them exhibit their attacking might. It’s something they know they’ll need to resonate today as well with the side up against an Argentina side capable of shooting down the basket with ease themselves.
Probable Playing 5
Patricio Garino, Facundo Campazzo, Marcos Delia, Luis Scola, Nicolas Brussino
Nikola Jokic, Stefan Bircevic, Vladimir Lucic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic
ARG vs SER Match Prediction
It’s extremely dicey to call a winner from this fixture but we’ll be siding with Serbia only due to their ability to conjure up points from all facets. This is bound to be a match where the clamour for points will be ruthless as either side looks to punch above its weight and register a slew of treys and doubles.
Serbia just about hold the edge in that department and should be able to emerge from the skirmish by the smallest of wins today.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Argentina Vs Serbia Quarter-Final 1
Date And Time: 9th September, Tuesday- 4:30pm
Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, Shenzhen
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Marcos Delia, Luis Scola
- Nikola Jokic, Nemanja Bjelica
- Luis Scola
- Nemanja Bjelica
Best Ball Stealer
- Marcos Delia
- Nikola Jokic
ARG vs SER Dream11 Point Guard
His 9 assists against Puerto Rico see us make Serbia’s point guard, Stefan Jovic as the first player to come into this facet. This will be a match where he’s asked to not only transition play for his side from defence to attack but also break past a dicey Argentina defence, something he’s capable of doing given his ability to traverse the ball past the backline.
After his three steals in the last match, we are getting in Argentina’s Luca Vildoza as well in this segment. The player could end up playing more than just the role of a substitute today, being someone very much capable of snatching possession from the opposition and helping turnover play to his side’s frontline.
ARG vs SER Dream11 Shooting Guard
Arguably Serbia’s best shooter of the ball, Bogdan Bogdanovic has never left our Dream 11 side when Serbia are in play and we aren’t going to make the mistake of shunting him out of our side for this match either. Not only is he going to be spurred on to put on yet another impeccable display given that this is the quarter-final but as Argentina get entrapped in the clamour to screen the rest of his side, he’ll get plenty of space to send down his threes.
ARG vs SER Dream11 Small Forward
A stunning 25 point display in the side’s bygone clash sees us get in Argentina’s Gabriel Deck for this one. The small forward not only bombarded his way down the opposition’s circle but kept catering his way outside of it as well to offer the two toned proposition of registering both triples and doubles in abundance.
We have also chosen to get in Serbia’s Vladmir Lucic for this clash with the small forward bound to feature at some point of the clash, making him excellent value as just 6.5 credits.
ARG vs SER Dream11 Power Forward
18 points against Puerto Rico from Nemanja Bjelica ended up being a showing that was indomitable, a defence which yet against saw the player reciprocate how important he is to his side. While his shooting has always attained pinch perfect accuracy, what has particularly pleasing to see was the way he set up layups and alley-oops for his side, ensuring that play kept exchanging hands with consummate fluidity.
ARG vs SER Dream11 Centre
Someone who he has formed a good partnership has been Nikola Jovic with the centre forward ensuring that he’s always the first to get on the end of Nemanja’s rebounds. He picked up 10 rebounds in the last match along with the two rebounds, making him someone we had to pick up for this match.
We are going to be wrapping our side with Marcos Delia from the opposition, closing out our picks for this match with the centre who registered two blocks the last time around.
There were deliberations between Nemanja and Bogdan from Serbia for today’s match but we ultimately went in with Bogdan due to his ability to find the three pointers as well.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.